Internal water lines brittle, cracked, leaking

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

Modeltpx24brbbbb

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Wrench(Adjustable)

Marty From West Bloomfield, MI

Sep 30, 2009

59 out of 69 people found this instruction helpful

First of all, the larger white plastic tubes in this thing are 5/16" OD, which no plumbing store seems to stock. At the lower left rear end there are 2 tubes, one for water and one for ice, that are doomed to fail being in proximity of a heat source - they essentially get cooked to the point of becoming brittle and cracking. The smaller tube and union can be easily found, but do yourself a favor if the larger one cracks and order the plastic tube and water tube union here, and just cut off the brittle part and amend the old tube using the union.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Plastic Tubing - 5/16"

Part Number: PS292878

$14.73
In Stock

Water Tube Union - 5/16" x 5/16"

Part Number: PS299116

$5.79
In Stock